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National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (UK). Early and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment [Internet]. Cardiff (UK): National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (UK); 2009 Feb. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 80.)

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Appendix 4

Abbreviations

4-NS

4-node sampling

ABS at BASO

Association of Breast Surgery at British Association of Surgical Oncology

AIs

Aromatase Inhibitors

ALND

Axillary lymph node dissection

ANS

Axillary node sampling

BMD

Bone mineral density

BTWSP

Breast Test Wales Screening Programme

CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy

CT

Computed tomography

DCIS

Ductal carcinoma in situ

DCISm

DCIS with microinvasion

DEXA

Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry

EBCTCG

Early Breast Cancer Trialists Cancer Group

ER

Oestrogen receptor

FNAC

Fine needle aspiration cytology

GP

General Practitioner

HER2

Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2

HRT

Hormone replacement therapy

ICER

Incremental cost effectiveness ratio

IHC

Immunohistochemistry

IMC

Internal mammary chain

IMRT

Intensity modulated radiotherapy

ISH

In situ hybridization

LHRHa

Luteinising hormone-releasing hormone agonists

MDT

Multidisciplinary team

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

NHS

National Health Service

NHSBSP

National Health Service Breast Screening Programme

PR

Progesterone receptor

QALYs

Quality adjusted life years

QoL

Quality of life

SCF

Supraclavicular fossa

SLN

Sentinel lymph node

SLNB

Sentinel lymph node biopsy

SLND

Sentinel lymph node dissection

SSRIs

Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors

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